New Orleans was expecting a packed house for the historic Duke-UNC Final Four matchup.
And they got it.
On Saturday night, NCAA Director of Media Coordination David Worlock shared the first half attendance via his Twitter account. According to his numbers, 70,602 fans filed in for what could very well be Coach K's last game.
The college hoops world reacted to the tens of thousands on-hand in NOLA.
"That's a lot of folks in a basketball gym," remarked sports columnist Scott Rabalais. "It's been a great atmosphere."
"Years from now, a million will claim they were here," tweeted Matt Norlander.
"I need TV ratings," another user said. "Those gotta be through the damn roof."
"Amazing," tweeted one broadcaster. "And about 602 people can actually see the players on the court."
"The power of college basketball," commented one fan.
"Yeah, but why don't they hold NCAA Tournament games in the Pit anymore?!" asked another fan.
"And that’s why the Final Four will always be played in stadiums."
So far it's been a fun one down in the bayou.